Start With 1 Thing

  • May 26, 2016
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Be prepared to be provoked. Be prepared to be inspired.

Reel Causes’ next event, Start With 1 Thing, may well change the way you see the world around us and will certainly move you to action.

To celebrate Canada signing the Paris Climate Treaty, join us for a special presentation of Racing Extinction in support of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society. And when we Start With 1 Thing, we can indeed change the world for the better.

** This is a youth-friendly event! (Suitable for youth 12 and over.) **

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The Film

Racing Extinction

May 26, 2016,
Doors: 6:30 pm, Show Time: 7:00 pm

Running time: 90 minutes

This groundbreaking documentary brings a voice to the thousands of species teetering on the very edge of life — and challenges and inspires us all to take action.

Created by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) along with a team of artists, scientists and activists, the jaw-dropping cinematography of this beautifully crafted film also shows the world never-before-seen footage that exposes the crisis of endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerrilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, Racing Extinction will change the way we see the world and our role within it. Encouraging us all to “Start with 1 thing”, the film brilliantly reminds us how our human ingenuity is the key to changing the course we’re presently taking. This film is about hope – and positive change.


“If there’s one film you should see before the year is out, it’s Racing Extinction.” – Stephanie Spear, Ecowatch
“Critics’ Pick” – New York Times

Directed by
Louie Psihoyos (IMDB)Film IMDB | Official Site

SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 W. Hastings St. Vancovuer

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The Cause

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – BC Chapter

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s grassroots voice for wilderness. Since 1963 we’ve led in creating over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas, which amounts to about half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory. Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada’s public land and water wild. The BC chapter was established in 1978 and has played a lead role in more than doubling the amount of protected areas in the province to over 14%.

CPAWS works collaboratively with governments, local communities, industry, and indigenous peoples to protect our country’s amazing natural places. Our goal is to create large, meaningful protected areas with ecological strength – places that can nurse nature through climate change and shelter biodiversity forever. Our achievements include protecting places such as Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area and Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. We are currently working to ensure the establishment of national parks in the South-Okanagan Similkameen and Flathead River Valley, as well as creation of a National Marine Conservation Area in the Southern Strait of Georgia, and protection of the marine wildlife and birds of the Scott Islands.

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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

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